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Monday, December 29, 2014

Consider Visiting the 1850 House

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Our recent Frugal Family adventure found us in New Orleans admiring the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral while in route to the 1850 House.  Just inside the historic Jackson Square, the 1850 House represents the oldest example of apartment living in the United States.  The "row houses" were built to serve as sumptuous residences on the two upper floors with retail spaces on the ground level. The house is furnished with period pieces that depict 19th century living.   One can discover stories of those who lived here and of the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, who was responsible for building the upper and lower Pontalba buildings which flank the square.  Our Frugal Family Travelers enjoyed this adventure and the stop to Cafe du Monde for beignets.  The best part about this adventure is it didn't break the bank!!

When planning your trip here consider the links listed in the "tips" section below which suggest other offerings nearby.  

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:  Admission:  Adults - $3; Seniors -  $2; Children 12 and under -  FREE,  (No Reservations Necessary)

Hours of Operation:  Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-4:30 p.m.
  
Tips:   Consider pairing this with some of the other nearby NOLA adventures on our blog to create  more adventures for your Frugal Family Travelers:

1.  Historic New Orleans Collection and other area museums.
2.  Pack a lunch and visit Crescent Park after your visit to the 1850 House. 


Directions: (click address to see Google Map)


View from the courtyard 

Having fun in the gift shop!

Enjoying beignets and coffee after our visit. 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ice skating at Northshore Mall

The small ice storm last year was enough to cause our Frugal FamyTravelers  here in SouthLouisiana to dream about the possibility of a "white Christmas"!  With that said, here in the south, there are no snowballs (unless you count the ones at the snowball stands) and there are certainly no frozen ponds on which to skate.  However, all that changes this season with free indoor ice skating being offered at the Northshore Square Mall in Slidell.  

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free, skates provided

Dates and Times:
Now through December 31st! Skate times listed on the picture at the top of the page!  

Note: The skating surface is a synthetic plastic surface similarly used on TV for skating demonstrations.  

Directions: 150 Northshore Blvd. Slidell, LA

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lune Fete Free Light/Sound Show at Gallier Hall in NOLA

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Gallier Hall, with its stately columns has never looked as amazing as it does this holiday season. French artist team, La Maison Production designed a video and sound installation to delight viewers! The installation, entitled "Luna Fete" (which stands for "light up NOLA Arts") projects across the entire facade of the historic building. This is an event your Frugal Family Travelers are sure to enjoy and won't want to miss!!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Date and Times:
Projections will take place twice nightly (7 pm and 7:30 pm) November 30 through December 6.

Directions


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Pioneer Christmas at Mile Branch Settlement



This holiday, step back in time to experience an old fashioned Christmas like something out of a book or movie by paying a visit to the Mile Branch Settlement's Pioneer Christmas in Franklinton, LA. For those who have not heard of the Mile Branch Settlement, it is a pioneer village, created using historic cabins relocated from places all over Washington Parish.  The first cabin was moved to the site in 1976.  Now over 20 historic structures are present, which serve the purpose of preserving the history/culture of the 1800's and early 1900's as well as the cabins themselves.   Each year, at Christmas, the village is transformed into what one would see and experience at a typical "pioneer" Christmas.   The village comes alive with arts, crafts, decorations, music, food, and folks dressed in period costumes. There is even a visit from Santa himself.   The Pioneer Christmas is only open for two days on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th.   The festivities get started with a Pioneer Christmas Parade (horse drawn buggies and wagons, as well as period dress) on December 6th at 10:00 a.m.     Our Frugal Family Travelers have visited Mile Branch Settlement's Pioneer Christmas in past years and are looking forward to this yet again!   Mark your calendar, you won't want to miss this neat opportunity!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Tips:  Click here for a map of the Parade Route

Activity Schedule:  

Hours of Operation:  Saturday, December 6th - 10-5 pm; Sunday, December 7th - 12-5 pm
  
Directions:















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Monday, December 1, 2014

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center to Host Free Christmas Event



The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS will host "Kids Street Christmas", Wednesday, December 3rd from 5-7.   This FREE event will take place on Kids Street, which is a miniature subdivision built especial for kids and located right on the grounds of the discovery center. At this event kids will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, face painting, special performances and a visit from Santa himself.   Lynn Meadows is an incredible place for kids of all ages! Our Frugal Family Travelers love this discovery center and yours will too, especially with all of the great activities slated for this event!   A special thanks is extended to my friend, DL for sharing this information with me today!

Frugal Family Travelers gives this location four "waves of fun"!!

Cost:   Free 

Tip:  Consider purchasing a membership.  It is reciprocal and allows visitors access to the Associate of Children's Museums Network.

Day and Time:  Wednesday, December 3rd - 5-7
  
Directions:

246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS (Click for directions in Google Maps)


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